Optoma DS330
Optoma DS330
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Optoma DS330

A classic and cheap to run 13000:1 800 x 600 multimedia projector
13000:1 SVGA (800x600) Yes 26dB Feb 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Optoma DS330 Review

With excellent reviews and low running costs, we have scored the Optoma DS330 as follows for Summary.
4 Reviews
Not Currently for Sale
Good Features
$61 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 41?

It has exceptional user reviews with an average user rating of 100%.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2017.
This Optoma projector has running costs of only $61 over 1 year, which are in the cheapest 16% of all 1,756 data projectors that we have compared it to.
The DS330 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
RoHS compliance
Quite quiet noise level
Quite small bulb power
Only 1,080 video mode

Optoma DS330 Video Reviews

Optoma DS330 In-Depth Analysis


Reasonably Priced

Several Optoma DS330 reviewers who bought it reckoned that it was good value for money. Ddraig Coch gave the Optoma DS330 a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this projector “For the price I could not fault the Ds330”. Dj Aidy said on Amazon two years ago “Awsome value for money very pleased easy to use” in their Optoma DS330 review. Matt wrote in his Optoma DS330 review on Amazon “Optoma ds330 3d projector, best in price range”.

Optoma Has Very Good Projector Reviews

Based on 2,306 owner and expert reviews (including 381 verified purchases), Optoma has very good ratings for its projectors. Optoma also has very good ratings specifically for its projectors compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Optoma projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Good 3D Picture Quality

A few Optoma DS330 reviewers said that it had a good 3D picture quality. Matt mentioned on Amazon “Is the best all round 3d projector in price range, by far” and scored it very highly. Matt also said “5000hr (set to bright mode) full 3d so you can watch sky3d, 3d blu-rays”.

Easy to Use

A few people who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use.

Good Picture Quality

One person who reviewed it wrote that it had good picture quality.

Excellent Product Quality

One person who bought it reckoned that it was good quality. Matt wrote on Amazon three years ago “Excellent picture quality, Brightness and Colour” and rated the Optoma DS330 5 stars.


RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma DS330 is RoHS compliance. Most of the other projectors also are RoHS compliance.

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800 X 600 Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma DS330 is 800 x 600. That's over two times the resolution of a 280 x 800 projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. This data projector also has a projector native resolution of SVGA (800x600).

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Quite Small Bulb Power

The Optoma DS330 has one of the smallest bulb powers (only 190 Watts) amongst projectors of this age. Projectors have bulb powers of between 3.5W and 3,000W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The quietest noise level of projectors is 10dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. At only 26 decibels, the Optoma DS330 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other projectors.

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Average Projector Brightness

At 2,800 ANSI lumens, the Optoma DS330 has a fairly typical projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This projector supports 1 and 080 supported video modes, which is typical of many data projectors.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma DS330 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other projectors, the Optoma DS330 does not support full HD.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

Optoma released the DS330 in February 2013.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Low

The DS330 is in the cheapest 16% of all 1,756 projectors that we have assessed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the DS330 will cost only $61 over 1 year to run.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

optoma technology e1p1f0b11001, optoma e1p1f0b11001